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VCF 4.0 - stuck at "Deploy and Configure NSX-T Data Center"

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Hello,

The VCF 4.0 bringup is now at "Deploy and Configure NSX-T Data Center" step.

On the vcenter I do see VMs nsx01a (10.58.6.4), nsx01b (10.58.6.5), nsx01c (10.58.6.6) created (their mgmt is pingable) but the NSX-T Managament Cluster VIP (10.58.6.3) never get reachable. After some times the nsx01[abc].ova get redeployed over and over.

From build node's UI (or vcf-bringup.log) I eventually see:

NSXT_MANAGER_NON_OPERATIONAL NSX-T Manager operation status is false on 10.58.6.4

How can I further troubleshoot this ?

Thx,

A.

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Hello,

I found the issue..

I open the just deployed NSX-T VM console and noticed the password I expected to use was not accepted:

Screenshot 2020-05-21 at 22.02.06.png

So I entered with standard root/vmware and from prompt I tried to "passwd root" with the password I used in the excel configuration spreadsheet:

Screenshot 2020-05-21 at 22.10.24.png

The error "it is too simplicistic/systematic" made me thinking that "builder node" is not using same algorithm as NSX-T when checking the excel password...

...so I used an acceptable ones then update the excel spreadsheet and restart the overal "bringup" and this time the step is done succesfully and I can ssh also:

***************************************************************************

NOTICE TO USERS

WARNING! Changes made to NSX Data Center while logged in as the root user

can cause system failure and potentially impact your network. Please be

advised that changes made to the system as the root user must only be made

under the guidance of VMware.

***************************************************************************

root@vcf-nsx01a:~#

Thx,

A.

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Hello,

I found the issue..

I open the just deployed NSX-T VM console and noticed the password I expected to use was not accepted:

Screenshot 2020-05-21 at 22.02.06.png

So I entered with standard root/vmware and from prompt I tried to "passwd root" with the password I used in the excel configuration spreadsheet:

Screenshot 2020-05-21 at 22.10.24.png

The error "it is too simplicistic/systematic" made me thinking that "builder node" is not using same algorithm as NSX-T when checking the excel password...

...so I used an acceptable ones then update the excel spreadsheet and restart the overal "bringup" and this time the step is done succesfully and I can ssh also:

***************************************************************************

NOTICE TO USERS

WARNING! Changes made to NSX Data Center while logged in as the root user

can cause system failure and potentially impact your network. Please be

advised that changes made to the system as the root user must only be made

under the guidance of VMware.

***************************************************************************

root@vcf-nsx01a:~#

Thx,

A.

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I have been battling with this error for a month now. I have varied the password in the excel many times and still end up with NSX appliance getting  re-deployed over and over again all day till bring up process finally fails. Any suggestions?

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My suggestion is to use a complex password generator or validate complexity prior to deployment.

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Meanwhile, I'll be more than happy to open a bug for this issue.

-- Ryan Johnson | Staff II Solutions Architect | VCIX-DCV 2020, VCIX-NV 2020, VCAP7-CMA, AWS-CSA, HC:TA, vExpert VMware Inc | CPBU - Solutions Architecture
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